September 3, 1976 – Viking 2 Landed on Mars

September 3, 1976 – Viking 2 Landed on Mars

On September 3, 1976 on Mars landed the Viking 2 – a drop-off module, which sent the first close color photographs from the surface of the Red Planet. NASA’s Viking program is the first space program to send spacecraft to Mars. Viking 1 and Viking 2 were launched in 1975 and 1976. They were created precisely for the detailed study of Mars. Each of the spacecraft is composed of two modules: one that is in orbit around the planet, and another that descends to the surface. The program is one of the most ambitious for its time, and its value...
Space Travel in Future Can Affect the Climate

Space Travel in Future Can Affect the Climate

  Regular launches of suborbital cruise ships can accelerate the rise of Earth’s temperature, New Scientist reports. This conclusion came to researchers which are developing computer model of the climate impact of soot, formed during incomplete combustion of various fuels. The team of the Aerospace Corporation in Los Angeles calculated how much soot would be emitted in a thousand suborbital flight per year (planned level of space tourism in 2020). The simplistic model predicts that this whole quantity will be thrown out over the “America” spaceport that is being built now in New Mexico. The main polluter, of course, was...
Is it Possible the Reproduction of Humanity beyond Earth?

Is it Possible the Reproduction of Humanity beyond Earth?

Thousands desire to colonize Mars, but Is an viable extraterrestrial human civilization possible? This question is asked by scientists from the NASA Research Center “Ames” trying to predict whether humanity could successfully reproduce beyond the planet Earth. Certainly, cosmonauts sent to colonize the Red Planet should not get pregnant on the road, experts say. High-energy radiation particles will almost certainly sterilize any female embryo conceived in the open space. This will seriously hinder the building of a successful colony, scientists say, quoted by Daily Mail. DNA that manages the development of the embryos and the work of all cells can...
What is Coming Up at The August Night Sky

What is Coming Up at The August Night Sky

  Total Sun Eclipse August seems quite full of astronomical events, and the Great American eclipse on 21st is far from being the only remarkable thing to come. The upcoming total solar eclipse is the first to be seen from the continental United States since 1979, and the first seen from coast to coast since 1918. Partial Lunar Eclipse This month, some lucky viewers will be able to watch as the moon skirts through the northern part of Earth’s dark outer shadow, producing a partial lunar eclipse. While most of Europe and Africa will get to see part of the...
Why There is still no Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life?

Why There is still no Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life?

  The Milky Way is home to billions of Stars (100 to 400 billion). Each of them is potentially the center of a system of Planets. In the visible part of the Universe there are at least 2 trillion galaxies similar to ours. And it is full of Planets – trillions in the orbit of billions of Stars. Even assuming that the chances any of these Planets to have life are minimal, pure statistic suggests that somewhere there must be intelligent Life. If only 0.1% of the Planets in our Galaxy could be habitable, it means that it will have...
How Long Could You Survive In Other Planets of Solar System ?

How Long Could You Survive In Other Planets of Solar System ?

Earth is a beautiful place. You will surely start appreciate a lot more when you find out how long you will survive through other places of the Solar System. Without any protection, of course! And let me give you a clue: There is no place in the Solar System other than Earth, which you can survive longer than two minutes. Let’s start from the Sun. Will evaporate instantly. “Although I’ve heard that if you visit at night …” joked Niyl Degras Tyson …. LOL ( Check the Video bellow ) Mercury – no more than two minutes as long as...